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Paper 2 SPM Biology – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for General Answering e!"nique – Paper 2 Se!

tion A and B # eknik Men$awa% dan Soalan &a'i( SPM Biologi )ertas 2 Ba"agian A dan B* FAQ – SPM 2+,+ Biology Paper 2 Se!tion A and B The SPM Biology question Paper 2 – Section A: Structure questions (answer all questions from question number to !" consist of #$ mar%s in total & Section B: 'ssay questions (answer two questions from question number # to (" consist of )$ mar%s in total* There are some %ey points that stu+ents nee+ to ta%e notes with it*

,) -"at is t"e first t"ing students need to do w"en students see t"e question paper. , woul+ suggest that stu+ents shoul+ rea+ through the whole Section A & B an+ then write +own the i(portant point (while your min+-memory is still fresh" that relates to the question (something li%e a (ind (ap" such as phases in a cell cycle. internal structure of the human heart. circulatory system in humans. structure of stems-roots etc* There are too many points. structures an+ processes in Biology to be remembere+. so stu+ents nee+ to %eep your noteshan+y an+ easy to read especially before stu+ents go in the e/amination hall-classroom* 2) /an students write in point for( in Se!tion A and B. Section A (structure question": The answer is no (same in 0hemistry"* Stu+ents are suggeste+ to answer question in a complete sentence (not in point form"* There are some other Biology Teachers also suggeste+ that stu+ents must fully use+ up all the space pro1i+e+* Section B (essay question": The answer is yes* Stu+ents can use point form but it must be in complete sentence* 0) Are students1 "andwriting i(portant in Biology Paper 2. Stu+ents2 han+writing is 1ery important to score in Biology* Stu+ents2 han+writing must be neat an+ clear* ,t will help stu+ents in gaining a goo+ impression an+ essential for SPM e/aminer to +etect stu+ents2 points-mar%s* Stu+ents 3ust nee+ to cancel the mista%e by +rawing a line on it (or crossing out the answer" an+ not co1ering it by liquid paper2!orre!tion pen2!orre!tion tape in the answering script* 4urthermore. do not use pen!il in answering the questions* 3) 4s t"e spelling i(portant in Biology Paper 2. The answer is yes for the entire biology name-structure-process* 5ou nee+ to spell it correctly. for e/ample chloroplast. 0asparian strip. 6olgi apparatus. 7ysosomes. pancreas. pasteurisation etc* 5) 6ow to draw t"e la%elled diagra(s. ,n Biology. all the +iagrams can be +rawn free7"ands (pencil" an+ must be labelle+ clearly* 8) /an students use ta%le in gi9ing e:planation2!o(parison in Paper 2 Se!tion B. The answer is yes an+ it is highly recommen+e+ by most of the SPM Biology teacher* Stu+ents nee+ to ma%e sure that e1ery point must be in complete sentence* ;) 6ow to answer <operational definition1 in Biology. 8perational +efinition is the (anipulated 9aria%le that is relate+ to the Biology theory*

the rate of en?yme (amylase" reaction is low .6ig"est" (>ori?ontal inference"    At temperature 5>/.>/ .2?>/ . the rate of en?yme reaction is low* .. (ark)=  Temperature influen!es the en?yme reaction* A!!urate response (0 (arks)= P : @ate of en?yme reaction P2: &ow . 2 (inaccurate response" to 9 (accurate response" mar%s for each questions* Paper 9 Biology in1ol1es with 1ery +etaile+ criteria of mar%ing* . stu+ents nee+ to answer all questions* :uestion consists of 00 (arks an+ :uestion 2 consists of .n this paper.opti(u( temperature. time ta%en for io+ine solution remains yellowis" is 0 (inutes* At temperature 55>/.) 6ow to state t"e o%ser9ation. (arks* The mar%s for each question range from $ (wrong response".+ecreases .55>/ -. the rate of en?yme reaction is "ig"* At temperature 55>/.35>/ .2 (inutes* At temperature 0. .5 (inutes* (@ertical obser1ation"  i(e taken for io+ine solution remain yellowis" for te(perature 0.lower* At temperature 0. inference in1ol1es 2 !riteria* '/ample 2 State the inferen!e which correspon+s to the obser1ations in (b" (i"* ( Nyatakan inferens yang sepadan dengan pemerhatian di 1 (b) (i)"* : (b" (ii" 4dea le9el response (.@ice 1ersa 2) 6ow to state inferen!e in Paper 0 Biology. (i+ea le1el response". (ark)=   The time ta%en is different for each temperature* Temperature influen!es time ta%en for io+ine solution remains yellowish* <o full mar%s will be gi1en if stu+ents +i+ not meet the 2 criteria of answer an+ the wor+ = different2 .6ig" (Ae3ect: &owest .>/ is faster than5>/ . time ta%en for io+ine solution remains yellowis" is . time ta%en for io+ine solution remains yellowis" is .Paper 0 The SPM question Paper 9 – (Answer all questions – :uestion an+ 2 only" consist of 5+ (arks in total* . Similar to obser1ation.longer .=influen!e2 is not specific* Stu+ents must try to a1oi+ these wor+s* A!!urate response (0 (arks)= P : e(perature of water bath P2: i(e taken for io+ine solution to remain yellowis" (>ori?ontal obser1ation"    At temperature 5>/.sually it in1ol1es two !riteria* '/ample State two +ifferent o%ser9ations ma+e from Table * (Nyatakan dua pemerhatian yang berbeza yang dibuat daripada Jadual 1"* : (b" (i" (9 mar%s"* 4dea le9el response (.>/.

There are A su% se!tions (total E mar%s" that stu+ents nee+ to answer* The mar% +istribution is as followe+: . (ark)=   The higher of the temperature. Similar to the hypothesis in 0hemistry Paper 9.at optimum temperature the starch hy+rolyse (completely by amylase .en?yme" (Theory 2" A9 – '/planation 2: at the ma/imum rate (Brief conclusion"  As te(perature in!reases ( !".(@ertical inference"  At temperature 0. the rate of en?yme reaction is "ig"er than the rate of en?yme reaction at 5>/ .time ta%en for io+ine solution remain yellowis" (until it reaches the optimum temperature" Chen the te(perature in!reases. .n Biology Paper 9.P D Point* Besi+es that. stu+ent must remember to write the title of t"e grap"* 5) 6ow to e:plain t"e relations"ip in Biology.35>/ . it is more specifie+ as compare+ to 0hemistry* Stu+ents must pro1i+e the (anipulated 9aria%le first an+ follow by respon+ing 1ariable an+ usually for the manipulate+ 1ariable must ha1e two supporting t"eories an+ a brief !on!lusion* '/ample ) Base+ on the graph in (e" (ii".>/. the rate of en?yme reaction also in!rease (until the optimum temperature" 3) 6ow to draw t"e grap" !orre!tly in Paper 0 Biology. the higher the rate of en?yme reaction* (>ypothesis statement" A!!urate response (0 (arks)= Stu+ents must state the relations"ip between the rate of en?yme reaction an+ the temperature base on criteria: A – Aelationship: the temperature increases.1ice 1ersa* 0) 6ow to get full (arks in "ypot"esis for an e:peri(ent. terangkan hubungan antara kadar tindakbalas enzim dengan suhu *" : (f" 4dea le9el response (. the rate of en'y(e rea!tion in!reases ("!"* Atopti(u( te(perature the starch was "ydrolysed (completely" by amylase at the(a:i(u( rate* 8) 6ow to answer t"e last question (Question nu(%er 2). the rate of en?yme reaction also increase* ( Theory 1" A2 – '/planation : at 9EF0 -. A D A:is an+ 7 D &a%el . e/plain the relations"ip between rate of en?yme reaction an+ temperature* (Berdasarkan kepada graf di 1 (e) (ii). the "ig"er the rate of en?yme reaction . it must always start with (anipulated 9aria%le an+ follows by responding 9aria%les* '/ample 9 State the hypothesis for this e/periment* (Nyatakan hipotesis bagi eksperimen ini*" : (+" 4dea le9el response (. SA& or SAP which is S D S"ape. (ark)=  The temperatures influen!e the en?yme reaction* A!!urate response (0 (arks)= P : Manipulated 1ariable (temperature" P2: @esponding 1ariable (time ta%en for io+ine solution remain yellowish .55>/ -.2?>/ .rate of en?yme (amylase" reaction acti1ity" >ypothesis: relations"ip of P an+ P2 (M@ B A@"   The "ig"er the te(perature.

A@ an+ 4@" (ust %e !orre!t to gain one mar%s from here* )" >ypothesis (9 mar%s" The hypothesis must start with manipulate+ 1ariable an+ follow by respon+ing 1ariable ( MC D @C" !" 7ist of material an+ apparatus (9 mar%s" Stu+ents nee+ to separate the list of material with the list of apparatus* i*e* Apparatus: photometer. stopwatch. +ry cloth #" Technique use+ ( mar%" Stu+ents nee+ to state the te!"nique use+ in carrying out the e/periment correctly* i*e* Measure and re!ord the time ta%en for the air bubble to mo1e a +istance of 2 cm by using a stopwat!"* E" '/perimental proce+ure or metho+ (9 mar%s" Stu+ents are able to (ention all the M@.* 2* 9* )* !* #* E* G* (* Problem statement (#enyataan masalah" (9 mar%s" 8b3ecti1e ($b%ektif" ( mar%" @ariables (#embolehubah&pembolehubah" ( mar%" >ypothesis ('ipotesis" (9 mar%s" 7ist of material an+ apparatus ((enarai bahan dan radas digunakan" (9 mar%s" Technique use+ (Teknik yang digunakan" ( mar%" '/perimental proce+ure or metho+ ()aedah atau prosedur eksperimen" (9 mar%s" Presentation of +ata (*ara data dipersembahkan" ( mar%" 0onclusion ()esimpulan" ( mar%" " Problem statement (9 mar%s" Problem statement must be in question form* i*e* Boes (M@" affect (A@" of ///H 6ow does (M@" affect the (A@" of ///"H -"at is the effect of (M@" on the (A@"H 2" 8b3ecti1e ( mar%" . A@ an+ 4@ in the senten!e* G " Presentation of +ata ( mar%" Stu+ents are able to draw a !o(plete ta%le an+ re!ord t"e rele9ant +ata base on 9 criteria* (" 0onclusion ( mar%" Stu+ents are able to write a suita%le !on!lusion for the e/periment* i*e* Ther higher-lower (MC". basin. bea%er. cutter. the higher-lower (RV)* >ypothesis is a!!epted2re$e!ted* . meter rule. mar%er. water. @aseline-grease.threa+ Material: Balsam plant.t is a state(ent form: i*e* To deter(ine the effect of (M@" on the (A@" of a ///* To study the effect of (M@" on the (A@" of a /// To in9estigate the effect of (M@" on the (A@" of a /// 9" @ariables ( mar%" The entire 1ariables (M@.

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